Collusion by Luke Harding


With the recent indictments of Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, and George Papadopoulos, Russia expert Luke Harding lays out the most in-depth look to date at the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia. Beginning with a meeting with Christopher Steele, the man behind the shattering dossier that first brought the allegations to light, Harding probes the histories of key Russian and American players with striking clarity and insight. In a thrilling, ...

Details Collusion

Release DateNov 16th, 2017
GenrePolitics, Nonfiction, History, Cultural, Russia

Reviews Collusion

  • Will Byrnes
    I think people are very familiar with the American heroes of the story—or antiheroes if you like—whether it’s Paul Manafort or Carter Page or Donald Trump Jr. But they are less familiar with the Russians. And what we’re talking about here is an alleged conspiracy with two halves. What I wanted to try and illuminate was what the Russians were doing. And I wanted it to be contextual, to explain that if you really want to interpret what happ...
  • Bill Kerwin
    “No collusion, no collusion, no collusion!” Our president may repeat it as many times as he chooses, but anyone with a brain—anyone who strives to be objective—can see that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians. Just look at DJT Jr.'s Trump Tower “adoption” meeting: collusion is evident there. But is it criminal collusion? Does it rise to the level of conspiracy? Is the web of conspiracy confined to the president’s campaign mana...
  • Perry
    Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived. --MachiavelliSince the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia,Russia....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Nov. 26, 2017"...'collusion,' which doesn't exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt...
  • Margitte
    The smoking gun is still missing, but Luke Harding delved deep into any possible source that might proof collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. The author laid out an extensive plot of global, febrile mafia bosses, criminals, money launderers, corrupt politicians and unscrupulous bankers populating the immediate vicinity of The Trump. The author tried to find that missing link between Putin and Trump that had to be there:Sure, there were ideo...
  • Harry Buckle
    Simply the most important book published this year. Brings clarity to the swirling murk around the US elections and much more. Do not think 'I don't read politics' this book is about matters that affect your life and are material to the well being of both the West and East. I was tempted to stress 'Trust me. As an author my self and an ex MI6 and KGB man'-that's true by the way...but I do not want to take away from the fact the YOU MUST READ THIS...
  • Steven Z.
    Each day it seems as if the American people are exposed to the drip, drip of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the possible role played by the Trump campaign in collusion with the Putin government. We hear about Christopher Steele’s “Dossier,” the link between Russian oligarchs and their ties to Putin, meetings with Trump officials, the role of Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign manager facing indictment, the fl...
  • Radiantflux
    3rd book for 2018.If you have to choose between reading Fire and Fury and this, read this. Harding, using the Steele dossier as a backbone and adding his own personal insights as ex-Moscow correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, paints a vivid picture of Trump's many many links to Russia. If you want to get up to date on what we know the Russia case as of late-2017 this is the book.Harding does an excellent job of giving a background on Steele ...
  • Joe
    Unfortunately, nothing new here and even if one is simply looking for a recap or chronology – this book doesn’t help. The narrative is jumbled, hindered by starts and stops. The writing is overwrought with many of the digressions/topics superfluous. And the author’s self-aggrandizement by continually inserting himself into the story serves no purpose except to aggravate the reader.Pass on this one.
  • Mehrsa
    I'm no fan of Trump, but I guess I am just not convinced that the dossier is real and that Trump is a Russian puppet. I think he's incompetent and all of his people are beyond the pale, but purposeful collusion with Russia? Even after the reading this book, I am not convinced the sins of the regime rise to the level of treason. Don't get me wrong, I think Trump is not qualified to hold this office and will go down in history as our worst presiden...
  • Cab
    This book isn't telling anyone whose been paying attention to the Trump saga anything that they weren't already aware of. It does lay out everything in a type of chronological order that makes it easier to digest outside of what feels like a perpetual crazed Trump news debacle.Will it convince people that there was collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia? I doubt it. I don't think this would change anybody's mind because things are so devis...
  • Siria
    Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book is an in-depth look at the Trump family, their dealings with Russia before and during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the extent to which the Russian government and major financial institutions like Deutsche Bank are involved in worldwide financial corruption and money laundering. Harding does an excellent job at taking the disjointed, murky, and often financially complex pieces of information abou...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.Yet another book to teach me something about the world! And this one was really good. The only downside is that I thought I should have read a physical copy, not listened to it as an audiobook. A mistake on my part, but it made it hard for me to make connections when I just wanted to scribble all over a book.I have to say, this book was terrifying. It covers when the USSR was still a thing th...
  • Veronica
    I’ve been following the trump campaign and his presidency very closely. I’ve literally read all the reports from every source I could find, and this book threads all that information together into a coherent story. Harding manages at the same time to add texture and personal antidotes because he was a journalist based in Russia for 4 years from The Guardian English newspaper.If you want to understand how a Russian intelligence operation got t...
  • Joe Defiant
    Luke's evidence of collusion is basically Putin is bad and Soviet secret agents did secret agent stuff in the past. Please watch this interview with the author before wasting your time purchasing or reading, I wish I would have:
  • Chris Steeden
    I like Harding’s books. OK, this is only the second one I’ve read, the other being ‘A Very Expensive Poison’ but both have been absolutely compelling. The topic can be extremely convoluted, but his writing is such that it is made very clear and almost reads like a thriller. In this case a spy thriller. Spies, lies and a whole lot of secret shenanigans.In 2014 the US put sanctions on Russia due to the invasion of the Ukraine. This was crip...
  • Maru Kun
    A competent, balanced, well informed and not over dramatic summary of what is known to date about the Trump campaign's interaction with Russian operatives but not offering much new to a well informed Trump watcher. Recommended for anyone needing to catch up on the detail of "L'affair Russe".
  • Charlene
    The most up-to-date book about the ongoing investigation into collusion between the Trump camp and Russia. After introducing Christopher Steele and the dossier he compiled, this book zipped along, demonstrating how the allegations in the dossier had been proven to be solid intel. We are still waiting on evidence of video tape in which Trump instructs Russian prostitutes to pee all over the bed President and Michelle Obama had slept in while in Ru...
  • Westminster Library
    In my opinion, this has all the “pop” that Fire and Fury didn’t. This book is more focused on the intelligence community, including Christopher Steele. There is a lot of background showing business ties between Donald Trump and Russian business men. There is a lot of suggestion of possible involvement between the Trump’s organization/family and Russian intelligence personnel.Find Collusion: secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia hel...
  • Adam
    A must read. Just lacks referencing and notes. 4 stars.
  • Jeff Gassman
    Goes into detail...I liked the detail and back stories Luke went into. Lots of good info here, basically impossible to say Trump had nothing to do with Russia when that's who saved his hide.
  • Tariq Mahmood
    The book is an interesting read for a 'solid' case for collusion, based on money and sex. But the trouble is why would Trump worry about a sex tape when he has already survived numerous sexual allegations publically? Putin and his popularity in Russia are connected to the fall of USSR, which justifies Russia's quest to enlist their own guy at the top. They want to revenge for the breakup and they are following the American method by convincing Tr...
  • Constance Faulk
    Very enlightening! An easy and comprehensive read that brings together all the various revelations I've heard and read in the media, Thank you.I am recommending this book to my friends and relatives. It is understandable to me now why trump is so supportive of Putin.
  • Jim Lewis
    Luke Harding, a former Moscow correspondent for The Guardian, takes all we knew about the connections between Donald Trump's business and campaign connections with Putin's Russia through the end of October, adds background going back to the 1980's that was new to me, and puts them in one place.The result is damning. The research is exhaustive. The book is not without fault, and it was clearly written in haste. One principal appears by last name w...
  • Jake
    Luke Harding is a former Russia correspondent for the Guardian of the UK. He was eventually expelled from Russia for writing articles critical of Putin. This book will not help him get his Russian visa back. I have sat back and watched this Trump-Russia thing unfold with a skeptical eye, thinking Trump too moronic to pull it off (although Putin seems pretty smart). This may still be the case, but this work of investigative reporting is pretty dam...
  • Andrew Van Horn
    It's a fast read, and it provides backstory about many of the people referenced in the news.
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  • Felix
    While the book doesn't really reveal anything new for those who been following the Trumps campaign weird relationship with Russia it does lays bare how deep the Republican party and a significent part of American society have sunk. Perhaps the most interesting parts for most people are the segments about Deutsche bank and the influence of oligarchs on United States based real estate. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and in Russia every layer of...
  • Peter O'Kelly
    A detailed investigative journalism survey of Trump/Trump associates' deep ties to Putin/Putin associates.Excerpts:
  • Jeff Price
    Will Trump be impeached and convicted of working for a foreign country? Will Ivanka, Kuchner and Trump jr also find themselves on charges? Judging by the revealations in this book it would appear most likely. Only time will tell. Regardless, it was a bloody good read.